The future of moon mining
Nov 17, 2016
Ever since we began sending crewed missions to the moon, people have been dreaming of the day when we might one day colonize it. Just imagine, a settlement on the lunar surface, where everyone constantly feels only about ...
European space boss has Moon Village plan
Jan 15, 2016
The European Space Agency's new boss elaborated Friday on his vision for a multinational research village on the Moon—a leading contender for a project to succeed the International Space Station.
China shoots for first landing on far side of the moon (Update)
Jan 15, 2016
China will launch a mission to land on the far side of the moon in two years' time, state media reported, in what will be a first for humanity.
CubeSat to create a map of water ice on the moon
Aug 26, 2015
A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the moon.
Habitat is designed to provide stay on the moon, sleeps two
Jun 16, 2015 weblog
(Phys.org)—People have felt the excitement of seeing their courageous space heroes embark from the Earth to the moon. Those same heroes went up because, beyond completing the journey, they hoped to—in one word— explore. ...
Japan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals
Apr 21, 2015
Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.
The number of asteroids we could visit and explore has just doubled
Feb 12, 2015
There's a famous line from Shakespeare's Hamlet that says "There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy," and the same now holds true for brave new worlds for humans to explore.
Video: The future of manned moon exploration
Jan 20, 2015
This 8-minute film gives an overview of the past, present, and future of Moon Exploration, from the Lunar cataclysm to ESA's vision of what Lunar exploration could be.
China's success means October wasn't all bad news for space exploration
Nov 05, 2014
The final week in October was widely reported as having been disastrous for space exploration. First we had the explosion of the crewless Antares launcher as it lifted off to take provisions to the International Space Station ...
Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78
Sep 07, 2014
Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.